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Old 02-13-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
vikas027
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Question two consecutive statements in FTP script


Hi All,

I have made a shell script to copy and delete files through FTP.

I want to first delete all txt files and then mput all txt files.

Code:
ftp ()
{
cd $LOCAL
ftp -in << ENDOFFTP
open $2
user $3 $4
binary
prompt
cd $REMOTE
mdelete *.txt
mput *.txt
close
bye
ENDOFFTP
}
This only deletes all files, "mput" statement is somehow ignored.
If I remove "mdelete *.txt" line "mput" statement works well.

Any idea, how to get through this ?
 
Old 02-13-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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Remember: "*.txt" has a script metacharacter in it

Try single-quoting the "mdelete" and "mput", and see if that helps:

Code:
'mdelete *.txt'
'mput *.txt'
I haven't actually tried it, so I can't guarantee that it'll work.

But to the extent I believe the problem is "metacharacters", I hope it'll at least point you in the right direction.

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 02-13-2011, 12:01 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by paulsm4 View Post
Remember: "*.txt" has a script metacharacter in it

Try single-quoting the "mdelete" and "mput", and see if that helps:

Code:
'mdelete *.txt'
'mput *.txt'

I haven't actually tried it, so I can't guarantee that it'll work.

But to the extent I believe the problem is "metacharacters", I hope it'll at least point you in the right direction.

'Hope that helps .. PSM
Thanks Paulsm,
I tried this, but I am getting the below error
Quote:
220 (vsFTPd 2.0.5)
530 Please login with USER and PASS.
530 Please login with USER and PASS.
KERBEROS_V4 rejected as an authentication type
331 Please specify the password.
230 Login successful.
200 Switching to Binary mode.
Interactive mode on.
250 Directory successfully changed.
?Invalid command
?Invalid command

221 Goodbye.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 12:47 PM   #4
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OK - what about this:
Code:
mdelete '*.txt'
mput '*.txt'
or this:
Code:
mdelete "*.txt"
mput "*.txt"

Last edited by paulsm4; 02-13-2011 at 12:50 PM.
 
Old 02-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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Hi Paul,

I tried these too, no luck.
 
Old 02-14-2011, 03:22 PM   #6
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what about using a for loop to avoid the metacharacters entirely? Though it's not a straight up ftp command, so you might have to work over your function a bit? We normally use scp/rsync/ssh etc for moving files around, makes things somewhat easier, but you might be stuck with ftp.

Something like this possibly (untested):
Code:
for i in *.txt; 
  do 
     mput $i
done
 
Old 04-06-2011, 06:39 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by KaosX View Post
what about using a for loop to avoid the metacharacters entirely? Though it's not a straight up ftp command, so you might have to work over your function a bit? We normally use scp/rsync/ssh etc for moving files around, makes things somewhat easier, but you might be stuck with ftp.

Something like this possibly (untested):
Code:
for i in *.txt; 
  do 
     mput $i
done
Hi Kaos,

Thanks but I am looking for consecutive commands in ftp.
 
  


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